Michael Bay throws the robots aside for a while.
He has signed for two new films Michael Bay with the Paramount studio as expected. One is, of course, Transformers 4, but before that he is filming the lower-budget production whose plan he has long cherished. He’s always wanted to come up with a Tarpaulin-like story whose heroes are bodybuilders who form a criminal organization, kidnap, blackmail, and usually keep half of Florida in awe until they get ugly at it. The idea for Pain and Gain (approx .: Tiporj and mower) came from an incident that happened, the original criminals set off from a Miami club on their fatal journey. The film will star Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson. For Wahlberg, the task will be especially physically demanding, because if you want to look like a professional bodybuilder next to the roughly kneaded Johnson, or have to take fifteen pounds of fibrous muscle in a few months.
For Bay, Pain and Gain is also an artistic self-realization, because it’s annoyingly annoying that he’s been swaying for years, meaning nothing but ruining cities with digitally generated robots. He had originally planned to shoot his bodybuilding film before Transformers 3, but the studio had emphatically asked him to focus more on robots for the time being.
- Transformers 4 – expected international premiere: summer 2014)